Two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle stars in Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway revival of William Finn's groundbreaking musical about a gay man, his wife, his son, his lover, and their psychiatrist. More…
Set in 1979-1981, 'Falsettos' focuses on Marvin (Borle), who struggles to create a nontraditional family out of an eclectic array of core relationships, including his ex-wife (Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block), his new boyfriend (Tony nominee Andrew Rannells), his adolescent son, and his psychiatrist. Amidst a series of monumental life changes, he is forced to reckon with his own views on love, responsibility, and what it means to be a man. This production reunites the original creative team of producer André Bishop, Tony-winning composer/lyricist William Finn, and Tony-winning playwright/director James Lapine.
See it if You love stories of family, enjoy a PHENOMENAL cast, want to be moved by the characters and laugh-cry along with the rest of the audience.
Don't see it if You prefer a more straightforward, linear story line rather than snippets of a family's life.
Also Stephanie J. Block is a goddess. See it just for her.
See it if You appreciated Fun Home. Both musicals deal with gay married men/fathers and the collateral damage on their families. Well acted and sung.
Don't see it if The themes are too emotionally raw for you (loss of a love to AIDS or to a same-sex partner). Immensely sad on so many levels.
See it if you want to see one of the most stealthily influential works of musical theatre; if you want to catch a GREAT perf by Stephanie J. Block
Don't see it if you need to "like" the characters; if the idea of a musical about jews, gays & AIDS makes you nervous; if you want a light, diverting show
See it if You won't enter the theater until the second act. The first act is self indulgent and excruciatingly long.
Don't see it if You want a traditional musical and not one endless recitative.
See it if you've never seen this show before. I loved the way it was staged with the foam blocks and the cast was fantastic, particularly the ladies.
Don't see it if you don't like neurotic types. You're expecting a great deal of character depth.
See it if Delightful musical with a stellar cast! Excellent score and entertaining storyline. I loved every minute of it.
Don't see it if The second act takes place in the 80s and touches upon the beginning of the AIDS crisis. The serious turn of the show can be upsetting.
See it if you're familiar with the source material and love a good family drama.
Don't see it if you're going in blind. You may not know what to expect! (It is completely sung-through!)
See it if You have nostalgia for the 70s & 80s. You're gay or Jewish or a woman or need therapy (it really touches on many subjects, and with humor).
Don't see it if You're closed to offbeat storytelling & get depressed with conflict / sadness & are intolerant to lifestyles that may differ from your own.
See it if You enjoy great chemistry between the leads, Block stealing the show, Borle and Rannells stealing your heart, and shows about the 70s/80s.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals that are almost completely sung (little dialogue), you need a show with a linear structure, and you need a happy end
See it if Strong acting, singing, creative staging. All around a successful revival. It has gay theme but with universal appeal. Very human
Don't see it if Sing-through does have limitations. The musical was written in 1992, so time has changed but the material has timelessness to it
See it if You want to see the best in musical theatre with intelligence and relevance
Don't see it if You don't care for musicals that are thought provoking
See it if you want to see a quirky yet beautiful story of love - romantic, familial, friendly. All of the above.
Don't see it if you don't like sad endings. It's a musical about gay men in the 70s/80s, so I'm sure you can guess how it ends.
See it if to see Andrew Rannells and Stephanie J Block knock it out of the park, for some of Bill Finn's most gorgeous songs, remember 80s/90s NYC
Don't see it if Don't like being emotionally manipulated in Act II without real foundation in Act I, because of some of Bill Finn's most inexplicable songs
See it if You like meaningful, emotional stories told by incredible talent. Smart, fast lyrics deliver the show's universal themes of love & family
Don't see it if You don't like revivals altho this hardly feels like one. Or if you don't want to relive the pain of AIDS first ugly entry.
See it if If your a fan of Andrew Rannells and Christian Borel. They do not disappoint. Stephanie Block brings down the house.
Don't see it if You do not want to see a full sung through musical. Do not like gay themed anything. Also a bit long.
See it if you like a great cast performing an oft talked about but rarely performed show. It has heart, laughs, and will make you cry.
Don't see it if you hate gay people, hate human stories, think only traditional love should exist/matter, hate revivals, hate ensemble casts, hate emotions.
See it if You want to see an excellent ensemble and masterful staging of a classic piece that is even more relevant now than when first done.
Don't see it if You don't like musical theatre that has something to say and is, at its heart, very political about the nature of family